Mr. Robert J. Calvano

About Me

Former AIGA National Board Member, Husband & Father. Passionate about design & its value.

Member Since January 2007
Member Type Sustaining
AIGA Chapter New York
Title VP Design
Company A+E Networks
Email moc.cam@onavlacbob
Website www.aenetworks.com
Portfolio Site www.robertcalvano.com
Field Art direction/Creative direction
UX/UI design
Environmental design
Bio

Bob has been providing thought leadership and design solutions for over 20 years. With a mind that never stops thinking about the creative process, he is always open to exploring new mediums and possibilities.

Calvano is currently the VP of Design at A+E Networks and oversees all creative and UX design for A+E Networks digital platforms including executions on desktop, tablet, smartphone and emerging platforms (Apple TV, Xbox, Roku etc.). He is tasked with establishing and developing a creative structure, process and team to deliver innovative solutions that result in incredible digital products that customers enjoy using and meet business needs. Bob is focused on strategy as well as generating a holistic design approach that fits A+E's portfolio of properties.

Before joining A+E, he was the Director of Merck’s Global Creative Studios, a full service in-house agency, and provided creative leadership and business solutions on a global scale.

Bob also held positions such as Interaction Design Director at R/GA, and UX Design Director at Oxygen Media. In these roles he fine-tuned his talent for creating intuitive and elegant interfaces. He worked with diverse teams creating consumer-based software, interactive experiences, websites, print and television content.

Bob has won numerous awards for his work on a national and international scale. He has been published in periodicals such as Advertising Age, Graphic Design USA and HOW Magazine, as well as on aiga.org.

Calvano received an Executive Education for Creative Leaders at Harvard Business School and has a BA in Fine Art. Bob has spoken at events such as the AIGA Pivot Design Conference, the FUSE Design Conference, presented HOW DesignCasts, and lectured at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Bob currently lives with his wife, son, daughter and two dogs in New Jersey.

  • Robert updated a project on Behance.
    In-House Agency Marketing Campaign Environmental Design in Whitehouse Station Environmental Graphics in Memphis Environmental Graphics in Summit
  • Robert updated a project on Behance.
    Environmental Design in Asia Environmental Design in Charlotte A Museum-like Experience Environmental Design Pitch
  • Robert updated a project on Behance.
    End Gun Violence Poster Mr. Romance Promotion Oh! Speak Up: Social Networking Tool Mo'Nique's Fat Chance Website & Video Diary
  • Robert updated a project on Behance.
    Oxygen Network Website Avaya Stories Campaign Oxygen Custom Concert Evites Nadine In Date Land
  • Robert updated a project on Behance.
    indigoforce identity Avaya: UC Profiler Talk Sex Fetish Flip N' Match Game Baby Namer
  • Robert Calvano commented on the article "AIGA President Sean Adams Signed on for a 2nd Term for One (Very Famous) Reason"

    I, for one, am incredibly happy that you chose to serve a second term. You have at least gained me as a friend, so that should make all the trouble worth it somehow (ha ha). Seriously though, AIGA and it's members are better off as a result. Thanks for your leadership Sean.

  • Robert updated a project on Behance.
    Ript: Software Design & Development Avaya CRM Program Avaya: Outdoor Signage and Website Marquee Avaya Unified Communications Demos
  • Robert Calvano commented on the article "Desiging for Community"

    Hey Chris Grams and Matt Munoz, it's great to see you guys in this video. What an awesome message. It's obvious that New Kind is passionate about community engagement. Here's to changing the world! 

  • Robert updated a project on Behance.
    Campus Ladies National Promotion
  • Bob Calvano commented on the article "Making Change a Priority"

    Hey Doug,  You mention how a personal experience has transformed how you see yourself as a designer -this is an unbelievably powerful breakthrough, especially for designers. I'll be speaking at Pivot and will speak in part about how the future of design will require designers to profoundly know who they are as a designers. This type of transformation or "knowing" will open doors that may not have seemed like opportunities in the past - you are living that experience. I really look forward to the conversation and to seeing you there. 

  • Robert Calvano commented on the article "AIGA President Sean Adams Signed on for a 2nd Term for One (Very Famous) Reason"

    I, for one, am incredibly happy that you chose to serve a second term. You have at least gained me as a friend, so that should make all the trouble worth it somehow (ha ha). Seriously though, AIGA and it's members are better off as a result. Thanks for your leadership Sean.

  • Robert Calvano commented on the article "Desiging for Community"

    Hey Chris Grams and Matt Munoz, it's great to see you guys in this video. What an awesome message. It's obvious that New Kind is passionate about community engagement. Here's to changing the world! 

  • Bob Calvano commented on the article "Making Change a Priority"

    Hey Doug,  You mention how a personal experience has transformed how you see yourself as a designer -this is an unbelievably powerful breakthrough, especially for designers. I'll be speaking at Pivot and will speak in part about how the future of design will require designers to profoundly know who they are as a designers. This type of transformation or "knowing" will open doors that may not have seemed like opportunities in the past - you are living that experience. I really look forward to the conversation and to seeing you there. 

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